ANC wins in Khutsong

2006-03-02 07:15

Pretoria - Only 232 people voted for municipal ward candidates in the troubled Khutsong township in Merafong City on Wednesday.

This became apparent on Thursday when the township's ward results were captured at the Independent Electoral Commission's Result Centre in Pretoria.

Of the 232 votes, 12 were spoiled, meaning that only 220 votes out of a possible 29 540 came in.

All of the wards were won by African National Congress candidates, but in one ward it did so with only six votes against the Democratic Alliance's one vote.

Counting was still going on in some of Merafong's other wards.

Khutsong residents have protested, often violently, and vowed to boycott the election over the incorporation of their municipality into North West from Gauteng.